As the discussion declares a differentiated classroom is one in which the teacher focuses on optimizing the efficiency of each student’s strengths, thereby prioritizing different learning skills with each student, depending on his or her individual requirements. Bosch has observed that “in a differentiated classroom, teachers differentiate content, process and product according to a student's readiness, interest and learning profile.” Learning profiles are therefore constructed for each student on the basis of his or her individual needs, and the student’s readiness to learn and interest in the learning process are also factored in to the development of the curriculum, thus ensuring that the learning process is made holistic.
According to the report findings one of the most seminal contributors to the filed of curriculum and classroom differentiation had been Carol Ann Tomlinson. She writes: “squeezing students into a one-size-fits-all curriculum has left many behind. By differentiating your instruction, you can meet the needs of every child. She implies, therefore, that the curriculums that do not differentiate among learning levels create a constricting mould that propagates a “one-size-fits-all” design for the curriculum, which causes many students to be left behind in the process of education. Cooper presents an invigorating account of a practical lesson he had with a class, and interprets the practical aspects of differentiation in terms of Tomlinson’s principles. ...Show more